Leitrims Health is Wealth – Faces & Places: Episode 152

Ahead of the Leitrim’s Health is Wealth event on February 12th, Breifne talks to some of the people involved in the night promoting positive mental health in Co. Leitrim.

Speaking at the launch back in November on board The Rose of Innisfree on Lough Gill, organisers Hubert McHugh and Valerie Cogan discuss the event, the origin of the idea and how important this event is to the entire discussion about mental health which is happening in our county and country.

Chairman of Leitrim County Council, Enda McGloin speaks to Leitrim Daily about how important it is to be open and discuss our own mental health concerns so that we might be able to look out for others in our communities.

Entertainer Sandy Kelly spoke to us about the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding suicide in our society. Having lost her own sister in recent times she spoke very openly about her own experience and the importance of events like this for the entire population.

Nuala and Mary from North West Hospice, one of the partners of the event, shared their experience of caring for those who need help in our society and the crossover between the various health care groups and strands within the North West region. They spoke about the importance of supporting all aspects of our health, both physical and mental, and how funds raised from the fundraising raffle on the 12th February will support the work of the hospice.

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